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01 Jul How does Urban Resilience contribute to Civil Defense?

Versión en español Weekly Post 8 _ Adobe Spark To fully understand the significance of Urban Resilience, experts often focus on how this differs from Civil Protection within a community. While it is true that the definitions of urban resilience and civil protection are different, in practice they share many overlapping factors and have various elements in common, particularly from an international and organizational perspective.
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27 Jun European Research and new markets for Resilience… with our UK friends

  EU h202 Once I heard that research was like cultivating melons. After working hard planting and watering them, they all mature at the same time, yours and those from others. You take them to the market thinking about the hard work you did, but even if some cultivators are not able to obtain marketable fruits you realise that others, like you, are now offering good melons as they have matured like yours.
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03 Jun Impact Entrepreneurship for 10.000 Resilient Cities

impact Blog Some years ago, after a research paper and a successful experience collaborating with a Mediterranean city, some pioneer entrepreneurs, academic experts and social investors started the mission to contribute to better life in cities by improving their urban resilience. We had the vision to develop the best affordable and smart tools to be introduced in cities by certified professionals and organizations.
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27 May Could have HAZUR avoided the tyre dump fire near Madrid?

Weekly Post Seseña On Friday 13 May a tyre dump near a residential development in Seseña (36 km from Madrid city centre) went up in flames. Since 2001, tyres have been dumped at this illegal dump stretching over 10 hectares. And even if the site was declared illegal and its owner convicted of environmental crime, none cleaning up measures had been undertaken. Two weeks after the event, the fire is under control and, according to official data, the pollution remains within legal thresholds. However, neighbours are advised not to open doors and windows, schools remain closed, and there is a controversy over how the incident is being handled. Would a resilience plan have helped? We do think so.
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13 May Resilience is also for YOUR City

skyline We read the interview to the President of the 100 Resilient Cites at Bloomberg / BNA[1] talking about moving from 100 to 10,000 Resilient Cities and were proud of seeing that resilience approach takes more and more space in the media beyond leading cities and organizations. But probably you are not living in New York, Barcelona, Sydney or Singapore. Do not worry: resilience is not only for some chosen cities.
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13 Mar Resilient Barcelona, Global Opportunity for All

BCN_Metrop We live in cities that, like human beings, have a metabolism – an urban one in this case – which must be managed in an integrated way, the same way as an intelligent person would manage their body. The urban infrastructure and services are interconnected and depend on one another, for the good and for the bad By Ignasi Fontanals
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